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CMU’s One Liners: Katy Perry, DHP, The Voice, more

By and | Published on Friday 30 September 2016

Katy Perry

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Katy Perry and Lionel Richie have renewed their agreements with US collecting society ASCAP. “ASCAP was in my corner before anyone knew who I was”, says Perry. “Hello?” adds Richie.

• Live firm DHP Family has hired Ed Lilo, formerly Head Of Venues & Events for VICE UK, to be its Head Of Venue Programming for London. As previously reported, DHP now operates The Garage and Borderline venues as well as its original base in the capital, Oslo in Hackney.

• Tom Jones has confirmed that he will return to ‘The Voice’ as it makes its jump to ITV, having been replaced by Boy George on the last BBC series. Joining him on the judging panel will be, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale.

• A surprise debut solo release from One Directioner Niall Horan called ‘This Town’ available to stream from your streaming stream of choice? Yes. Click here if your streaming stream of choice is Vevo.

• Producer Nevada has done what none of the rest of you have managed to and got Fetty Wap on a track with Leicester legend Mark Morrison. Here’s ‘The Mack’.

• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds film ‘One More Time With Feeling’ will be screening in cinemas again from 1 Dec. Tickets will go on sale next Thursday.

• Fucked Up have released a new two track, 45 minute EP called ‘This Mother Forever’. Check it out on Bandcamp here.

• A documentary about Japanese rock group X Japan, ‘We Are X’, will get its UK premiere at the London Film Festival next month. It was funded by the producers of the shittest music documentary of all time, ‘Searching For Sugarman’, but was directed by Stephen Kijak, who made ‘Stones In Exile’, ‘Scott Walker: 30 Century Man’ and ‘Backstreet Boys: Show’em What You’re Made Of’, so it’ll probably be alright.

• Ahead of her upcoming tour supporting Swans on tour in Europe, Anna Von Hausswolff has released a video for ‘Come Wander With Me/Deliverance’. So that’s the next eleven minutes of your life sorted.

• The previously reported gig organised by the Music Venue Trust to raise money for an ‘Emergency Response’ initiative to offer legal advice to grass roots venues now has a line up led by Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting and Ed Harcourt. It’s on at The Roundhouse on 18 Oct. Now there’s a line-up, tickets have gone up to £30. Tickets here.

• The annual Felabration celebration of Fela Kuti will take place on 7 Oct at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Performing will be Afrikan Boy, Tiggs Da Author, Terri Walker and more, all backed by the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra.

• Today in ‘musicians doing things to try and get young Americans to register to vote’, Pusha T is offering the chance to meet him backstage if you sign up to stop Donald Trump getting the keys to the US. Unlike Katy Perry and Madonna, he has not got naked. Though I suppose he might be naked when you meet him.

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